Hey, Aspiring Fiction Writers! Your Short Story Could Win Publication and a Prize!


German Federal Archive

Got an itch to write but don't know how to start? Never fear—Libertarian Fiction Authors and Students for Liberty have teamed up to sponsor a short story contest with cash (yes, cold, hard, wet lucre) and publication as the prizes. Stories can span the universe, tickly the funny bone, or focus on a few characters and serious situations. Fifty-page philosophical monologues at your own risk.

What are LFA and SFL looking for in these stories, you ask? And well you should ask.

Write a short story that illustrates the positive role of freedom in human life. 

Whether it's a galaxy-spanning space epic or an introspective contemporary character piece, we want to see stories that paint the benefits and possibilities of human freedom in sharply compelling brush-strokes.

The deadline for Submissions is March 4, 2014. Stories should be 1,000 words to 10,000 words. Winning entries will be announced on March 19th.

The top prize is $300, free supporting membership for a year in LFA, and publication in SFL's Ama-Gi magazine, and an anthology.

Find out more here.